Ringotan: Learn Japanese Kanji

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About this app

Learn Kanji by actually writing it!

Ringotan is the first app built from the ground up to teach you how to WRITE Japanese Kanji, not just read them. By combining advanced input detection with industry-standard SRS (spaced repetition) algorithms, Ringotan ensures you learn as fully and quickly as possible.


Ringotan is free while in beta. We update frequently, so be sure to check back for new features!
Updated on
Mar 6, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

377 reviews
Sarah R.
July 12, 2023
Been using this app for a couple months now! Absolutely love it as someone who's been learning Japanese for a couple years and finally getting around to learning how to write. I do wish there was a way to adjust the number of new lessons per day more precisely. Ideally I want to do 2-3 new kanji per day but I've compromised by doing a new lesson with the least amount possible (7) every few days. I also wish you could select the read aloud cue more precisely. You can only pick every other word.
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July 10, 2023
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November 20, 2021
Super simple app, with no bells or whistles, but sometimes that's the best. No annoying hoops to jump through, no cutesy games, just jump in, review and get out. Love love LOVE that it drills by actual words rather than through mind boggling mnemonics as well. Exactly what I was looking for in a kanji drill app. Love that you can swap the learning order for various textbooks too.
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Kyoro Kushi
June 2, 2022
Only been using this app for a few days but I like so far, but I have a few nitpicks I'd rather the drawing portion to show your own strokes and overlay it with the correct one in the end instead od immediately changing it stroke by stroke. I'd like the number of characters you can review to be adjustable with actual numbers instead of just "less, normal, a lot" I'd like an option to ignore stroke order since I personally have Chinese stroke order ingrained into my brain and jp order isn't same
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What's new

• New lessons: Topokanji, By Grade
• Updated lessons: Wanikani, Bojinsha, Japanese for Busy People
• Added beginner kana/kanji explanations
• "Reset to unknown" now completely forgets the kanji
• Added "10% test area size" option
• Added a "What's new" popup!
• Nerfed Amumu
• BUGFIX: Notch covers Kanji definition
• BUGFIX: Importing database crashes on Android 13